Although the yellows are dominant in our Sonoran Springtime flower pageant, there is a diverse cast of delightful characters that we can continue to explore this month! And of course, every plant seems to be here to bring unique gifts, many … Continue reading
Spring is a time of celebration! The Earth’s northern hemisphere leans back torwards the lovely star we call the sun, and we pass the time of the Spring Equinox. This is a moment of balance between our extremes. It is … Continue reading
Although Spring does not officially arrive until later this month, it has definitely sprung early in Tucson this year. Wildflowers blooming, milder than average temperatures and that certain something in the air make it a great time to get out … Continue reading
This morning when I popped out of the dining room door I scared up a covey of 5 Gambel’s quail chicks and their chattering parents. I don’t usually expect to see them until well into May, so I was a … Continue reading
Our assistant extraordinaire Molly and the tallest wild sunflowers we have ever seen! One gallon starters the spring before last, they die back in the winter only to explode in the Spring and bloom again when Autumn rolls around.
While we leave most of them for the birds, we enjoy tasting the light, slightly sweet crunchiness of these amazing fruits!
A real show stopper when planted in masses in the garden, spring-blooming Parry penstemon sports light to dark pink flowers on 3-4 foot flower stalks. Not only is it attractive in bloom, it is also easy to care for. An … Continue reading
Where I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, violets peeking through the last of winter’s snow announced the arrival of Spring. This little patch of them growing right outside the Ranch House entrance (possibly planted by Merle herself in the ’50s?) … Continue reading
These flowers were all picked on the property!
Thanks to West Tucson guest Hope Green for sharing these great photos of our huge night blooming cereus. Thanks too, Hope, for the shoe sharing!!!